Beat the Stampede 1 Mile Race

10/19/2023 Buffalo, NY 14260 US Directions


Beat the Stampede - Community

5:30PM EDT - 9:30PM EDT
Open to ages 100 and under.

Beat the Stampede - UB Student

5:30PM EDT - 9:30PM EDT

Kids Mini Mile

5:30PM EDT - 9:30PM EDT

Beat the Stampede , Under the Lights

New Date: 10/19/2023

Weekends are a busy time for many - sports, practices, parties, running to the grocery store or simply sleeping in.  We are moving our Beat the Stampede to a more friendly time for many, a weekday evening!

"Get Ahead of the Herd" and join us on Thursday, October 19th, 2023, for the Beat the Stampede and Kid's Mini Mile.  

We will kick off the event with the Kid's Mini Mile at 5:00 PM; the first heat will follow up 5:30 PM.

Lights will turn on at dusk and more lights for runners!

Once completed join us for Un-Plug and Play, lawn games, bounce house, and more. 

Here Are Your Options:

We will transfer your registration to the new event date once it is set, and look forward to having you join us. Thanks for your patience!

Virtual races happen all the time, and allow you to join the fun without the crowds. You simply run the distance on your own, and report your results - we’ll send you instructions.

You understand that events are expensive, even when cancelled, and you want us to keep your registration fees to help cover our costs. We deeply appreciate your generosity and look forward to seeing you at an event soon.

We understand. We hope you can join us next time.


Kunz Field
Augspurger Rd.
Buffalo, NY US 14260


Thursday, October 19th, 2023 5:00 PM-9:00 PM

University at Buffalo, Kunz Field

Race fee: $20 Community, UB Faculty/Staff; FREE for UB students (with valid UBcard)
Virtual Race: $10 Buffalo NY resident; $19.99 (includes $9.99 shipping cost to send metal for non-Buffalo NY resident)

Run with the Stampede virtually! Run or walk from any location you choose - road, trail, treadmill, beach or track.  Run 1 mile or 1609 meters on your own, at your own pace, and time it yourself.  The virtual option is a great way for family and friends who may not be able to make it to the "the home of the Bulls", UB. Once you have completed the race, send your results to Metals for Buffalo residents will be available for pick up at Alumni Arena, Recreation Service after submission of race results.  A metal will be sent to the address listed for registration within 2 weeks after submitting race results when registered as a non-Buffalo resident

The Beat the Stampede 1-mile race sponsored by UB Recreation of the University at Buffalo is a fun and exciting competition but also an event to bring awareness of the benefits movement has on both mental and physical health.

The race will begin and end on the track, organized by heats based on estimated mile times.  

Registration can be individual or for a little more fun, register as either a male, female or non-binary team of three and compete with your department, club, group, team, or friends.

The lowest aggregate team wins from each category. Medals will be given to each participant at the conclusion of each heat.

Awards will be served at the conclusion of the race.  
Bananas and water will be available for each participant at the end of each heat.

UB Recreation is committed to helping people make positive changes in their lives through our diverse wellness continuum, which is not only educational and challenging, but also fosters self-discovery and success.
While making it fun to play, learn and grow, we manage to inspire healthy and active lifestyles by creating a strong sense of belonging in a leisure environment, with the incorporation of solidarity and social interaction.

Pre- Race Registration & Packet Pickup

Online Registration: 

Closed: Tuesday, October 17th 2023 at midnight.


Packet Pickup

Wednesday October 18th, 2023 12:00PM - 11:00PM or Thursday October 19th, 2023 6:00AM - 2:00 PM, 175 Alumni Arena (Member Services)

Where: University at Buffalo, SUNY North Campus, Buffalo NY 14260

Parking Note: Parking permits are required until 3:00 PM; if you do not hold a valid permit, please park in paid parking areas (behind Alumni Arena or in front of Alumni Arena, near CFA)).


Start Times:

Runners will be allowed to choose what heat to run in.

If heats are small, we will group them together.

Heat 1 Starts: 5:30 PM

There will be roughly 5-10 minutes between heats. All runners will be assigned heats and approx start times. Be prepared to start at 5:30 PM. Failure to start in your assigned heat may result in a penalty.


Awards will be served to:

Top overall male, female and non-binary

Teams - First place male, female and non-binary finishers

First place male, female and non-binary finishers in the following age groups:

13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80+

Race Contact Info

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